August 14, 2023 By The Canadian Press
TOFIELD, Alta. — One person is dead and another was taken to hospital with what police describe as serious injuries after a plane crashed into a lake east of Edmonton.
RCMP say they were contacted late Friday by the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Canadian Forces Base Trenton to help find an overdue aircraft which was believed to have crashed into Beaverhill Lake, near the community of Tofield.
Police say the plane was located just after midnight on Saturday morning about 200 meters off shore in the northwest portion of the lake.
Both occupants were extricated from the cockpit.
Police say one occupant of the plane was dead and the other was flown by helicopter to an Edmonton hospital.
The Transportation Safety Board says it is deploying a team of investigators to Beaverhill Lake to assess the crash.
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